Universitas Nova Cambria Australis
The lion and the four stars of the Southern Cross on the St George’s Cross have reference to the State of New South Wales which established the University;
The open book with "Scientia" (knowledge) across its pages is a reminder of its purpose.
The placement of "Scientia" on the book was inspired by its appearance on the arms of the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, formed in 1907.
Beneath the shield is the motto "Manu et Mente" (with hand and mind), which was the motto of the Sydney Technical College, from which the University developed.